Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Rex Banner

Meet the new mascot for the Department of Homeland Security.

While many people assumed that the striking resemblance of DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff to the Muppets' Sam the Eagle would make the bald eagle an obvious choice for the DHS mascot, the good people there decided instead to go with a different animal. So say hello to Rex the Mountain Lion.

Rex, as you'll notice, is a perfect symbol for this administration's approach to homeland security. He's dressed in military garb and posturing like a tough guy, and his name evokes the royal aspirations of this crowd. But beneath all the posturing, you can see he's just a big pussy.

(Hat tip to Dependable Renegade.)

10 comments:

Norbizness said...

It's no Shasta IV (the University of Houston's fearsome she-cougar during the successful Bill Yeoman years).

Otto Man said...

Of course not. Shasta IV is clearly not as gay as Rex is. Though the leather dog-collar is making me wonder....

Smitty said...

The web site is priceless. We learn that Rex likes to take is family on adventures, and he's a great leader that other more ignorant forest leaders truly look up to. We learn that Rex's wife, Purrcilla (hey! How funny and poignant with the "purr" reference, clever illustrators) is the strength and wisdom of the family, what with her goofy but strong husband always getting the family into "adventures" like driving in a downtown urban area. And let's not forget their daughter Rory, who, with the spikey-looking ears, jeans, and wild sense of adventure and mischief is obviously a budding lesbian...er...explorer, like her great dad Rex. And we can't forget Hector, the befriended hummingbird who is used to flash messages between Rory and Rex if there's ever any danger, like a Code Orange on the Homeland Security-O-Meter.

Otto Man said...

Does anyone know if this new mascot violates the president's stance against animal-human hybrids?

Thrillhous said...

Smitty, you're so right.

Did you know you could become "certified in readiness"? This is going up in my office tomorrow. Let the raises pour in!

Otto Man said...

Be sure to post that certificate behind plastic sheeting framed with duct tape.

Mrs_Thrillhous said...

Do Kitty's Discman and jelly bracelets mean she'll help me if I get thrown back in time?

Thrillhous said...

Hey, Mrs. T, for some of us the Discman is cutting edge technology. In fact, I still have my original Discman from the 80s. Still works, too!

Otto Man said...

You also have t-shirts from the early '80s. No one's saying that's a good idea, either.

ORF said...

Oh my sweet Lord, that mountain lion is as queer as a three dollar bill...